Ashley Weir, 31, from Lago Vista, Texas, USA, has been arrested after letting her three children get ankle tattoos by her boyfriend's brother, who is also reported to be a registered sex offender reported by Fox7 Austin.
The police reports have found that the mother encouraged all three of her children to get tattoos and told them not to 'whine or cry' when the procedure was occurring. The mother was reportedly drunk when she brought them into the parlour and gave her boyfriend's brother consent for them to receive the tattoos.
Each of the three under-13 children sat on the tattooist chair where they each were influenced in receiving a permanent ankle tattoo; one received an emblem of a Christian cross, another received an infinity sign and one of the children was tattooed with a heart and arrow symbol.
Ms Weir was arrested but the act of allowing an underage child to receive a tattoo is only a misdemeanour in the eyes of the law, so she will not receive a lengthy sentence.
The father who originally called the police after seeing the ankle tattoos is now fighting for sole custody of the children